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A Sound of Thunder (2005)

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When a scientist sent back to the prehistoric era strays off the path he causes a chain of events that alters history in disastrous ways.

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John Wallenbeck (as Armin Rhode)
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Alicia Wallenbeck
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Payne
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Clay Derris
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Charles Hatton (as Sir Ben Kingsley)
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George the Doorman
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Christian Middleton
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Newswoman on TV (as Nikita Le Spinasse)
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Onlooker (as Scott Bellefeuille)
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2055, Charles Hatton has made a fortune by founding 'Time safari', which offers rich 'big game hunters' short time travels to kill off dinosaurs just before their natural death. When Travis notices the weather and wildlife are not behaving as usual, he consults Dr. Rand, the contractually invisible inventor of the supercomputer which controls the time travel. They soon face 'time waves', each worsening the effects in 2055 of evolutionary distortions, lower lifeforms first. They attempt to identify and rectify the past alteration, but each attempt gets harder in their distorted present. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence, partial nudity and language | See all certifications »

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2 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Som do Trovão  »

Box Office

Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,190,791 (USA) (2 September 2005)

Gross:

$1,891,821 (USA) (30 September 2005)
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The T.A.M.I. acronym stands for "Time Alteration Manipulator Interface" See more »

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Sonia explains how ripples in time prevented Travis from traveling back further by drawing a series of holographic ripples and pulling them towards the center on one side. During one shot, the ripples are suddenly all outward again, then pulled inwards again during the next shot. See more »

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Sonia Rand: I don't have time for stupid idiots.
Travis Ryer: Well, why don't you make some time. How about we stop with the insults, because it is starting to get on my nerves.
Sonia Rand: You think I devoted my career to designing an amusement park ride for rich men to compensate for their little willies by shooting prehistoric animals, is that what you really think?
Travis Ryer: No, what I think is that if you were a guy, someone would have probably knocked you on your ass a long time ago.
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5 September 2005 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

Imagine a film student who's learning to use CGI technology for the first time. His final project in class is to create a full-length feature film using everything he's learned in class the entire semester. His film would be better than A Sound of Thunder.

It's Jurassic Park meets The Butterfly Effect, but it's total crap. The production of this futuristic, sci-fi tale (based on the classic Ray Bradbury short story) is pathetically cheap and completely distracts from an otherwise interesting story. It's 2055, and time travel is now possible. When a group of safari hunters travel back to prehistoric time to kill a tyrannosaurus Rex, an equipment failure causes one time traveler to panic and step on a butterfly, thus disrupting the entire evolution of life on earth.

Cool story, right? Poorly, poorly, poorly executed. The CGI dinosaur is a joke, as are all the other "creatures," and the futuristic outside shots are so lame you can practically see the green screen outline on the actors. Shot during the 2002 flooding of Prague, A Sound of Thunder was delayed for so long because the production company went bankrupt. And it shows.


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